Nothing to little.

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Flipgun, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    This is related to the Global 2013 MkII thread. I have noticed that some folks are expressing concern over materials and tools available to them for the construction of shooters. I wish to present a couple of shooters made with danged near nothing and very little. Here is the first one. The danged near nothin'
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    After I had sawed it loose, I used only my EDC knife and a piece of a broken beer bottle to shave it. I lit one of Lady Flipguns candles and rubbed wax into the wood and buffed it with a piece of grocery bag.

    The next one was made with my EDC knife, beer bottle, !/2 half piece of sand paper, cheap paint and primer from WalMart, scrap leather and some Tru-oil.
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    Additional materials were dental floss, red sharpies and super glue.

    Don't be scared. it is a child's toy... and you can make it with danged near nothing.
     
  2. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    This is a really good idea Flip. Sometimes builders don't see the potential materials at their disposal, and I think this is a great way to show them that building a quality shooter does not require expensive components.
     

  3. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Will.
    @ruthie. Thanx Kid! We could use you in the Global Trade!
     
  4. Otees

    Otees Another Member

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    Good Job, I love the idea of using what you have. It shows that you don't need many things to make an awesome slingshot. Great Work!!
     
  5. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    How did the beer bottle turned into that groovy slingshot? Was it made from plastic?????
     
  6. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    :D No, Friend. You drink the beer, break the bottle and use the pieces to shave the wood and smooth it.
     
  7. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    One word: Excellent! [​IMG]
     
  8. LW

    LW New Member

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    These are both very nice slingshots and especially knowing the background of making them.
    Of course, it is possible to make a slingshot with almost nothing, but something essential is always necessary:

    PASSION

    Even if you have the best equipment, you will not be able to make something special…

    Thank you for showing this!
     
  9. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    Great thread with sweet slings.

    One of the best things about this hobby is the bang for the buck. Being resourcefull gives its own rewarding feeling not available shopping online or in a store.

    I hope this gets even more great folks in on the trade:D
     
  10. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  12. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Some good suggestions here, to be sure. Building my first slings, I'm doing it with a few hand-tools and some time. Trying to find the slingshot hidden inside the natural forks from my yard. I'm liking what I'm seeing so far. One thing is for certain, this hobby is definitely less expensive than my guns. And much easier to practice with at home!
     
  13. CEZ

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    That is great, I wouldn't tell that you used such a small amount of tools. You have a lot of skill, I would do worse with a whole garage of hand and electric tools (and I do:D).

    I just have one question, what is the function of the leather strips one the black one?
     
  14. Flipgun

    Flipgun Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. The leather at the tops are "Tabs" their function if to make it easier to band thin forks or make the slinger shoot more quietly. The loop on the bottom is for a finger to go through. Sometimes you will find a fork with a very nice cup, but not enough body to make a grip. The loop make a finger bracer of the fork, also you get a more consistent grip which helps your aim.